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Spotland (ATT 3,884) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Southend United Southend

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Last Updated: 17/04/14 6:19pm

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Scott Hogan: Hoping to feature again

Scott Hogan: Hoping to feature again

Team news for Good Friday's League Two clash between Rochdale and Southend United at Spotland Stadium.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill has an almost full-strength squad to choose from for his side's home game against Southend.

Hill has no new injury or suspension worries as Dale bid to end their three-game goal drought and return to the top of the table with a first win in four matches.

Leading goalscorer Scott Hogan suffered no reaction after returning to the starting line-up last week following a knee injury and is expected to resume. The last of his 19 goals this season was on March 1 when he scored a hat-trick against Oxford.

Dale lost 3-0 at Mansfield last week and require seven points from their final four games to guarantee automatic promotion.

Southend manager Phil Brown could shuffle his pack for the clash with Rochdale after a damaging defeat last time out.

Brown's men went down 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, a loss which left them just one point clear of eighth-placed York.

Barry Corr and Jacob Murphy, who has made three substitute appearances but has yet to start since his loan switch from Norwich, are likely to benefit should Brown make changes.

Goalkeeper Paul Smith is still struggling with a calf problem so Luke Chambers could continue on the bench.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37